Guys! Yes, we are aware of the conflict with BNV: they actually reached out to us directly, which is really cool. I also am aware that we traditionally run NPS in the first full week of August, in part because of conflicts for teachers; in the past, however, there has been a little flexibility in the tournament and we did run in the second full week of August back in 2011.
The dates of NPS are almost always contingent upon when a Finals venue will book us, and 2013 will be no different. We are working hard to secure an excellent Finals venue for NPS 2013, but we just aren't comfortable posting official dates until we are sure our venue is ready to contract.
My apologies for the delay, folks. Thanks again for being patient, and for keeping me informed about important conflicts!